* * * /2007 - Island Entertainment - studio - discs:1
Queen Ifrica (born Ventrice Morgan and daughter of the great Derrick Morgan) was already singing from a couple of years when in 1998 was heared by Tony Rebel that asked her to join his Flames Production camp. Since then things only got better for this new strong female Jamaican voice. Her first hits were "Randy" and "Boxers and Stockings". She has worked with other artists as Tarrus Riley (a remix of "Stay With You"), Junior Kelly ("Goodbye"), Tony Rebel, Buju Banton and Beres Hammond (versioning together Peter Tosh's "African"). Enforced by her strong social conscience and Rastafarian faith, she is an active participant in several community outreach activities, as with the S-Corner community in Kingston 13. "Fyah Muma" is her debut set. As it always happens nowadays with debut sets there are a lot of tracks in the CD. In this case we have twentyone songs. Impressively almost all are quite strong songs. Queen Ifrica shifts easily between the contemporary Roots sounds and Dancehall without esitation. With an interesting deep voice it seems that a new talent has reached the deserved attention and more future success will come. The strongest cuts are the tough "Fyah Muma", the slow and sweet "Beautiful Day", "Genocide", "Yesterday", and finally the Nyahbingi of "Boxers and Stockings".